Edward Loper

Edward L. Loper Sr. painted landscapes and cityscapes of Delaware in a sparkling palette of contrasting colors. By the 1960s, he had transitioned away from somber, dark paintings and focused on polychrome shapes, “refracting his subjects into planes as if seen through shards of glass.” During his studies at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, he observed the works of Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse, which “brightened his palette and changed the structure of his canvasses.”

– Source: African American Registry, Jamie Loper

Headshot courtesy of Pat Crowe